Did Miami Hurricanes Winning Mask Imperfections?

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Wide receiver Braxton Berrios
TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Wide receiver Braxton Berrios /
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Winning cures all ills, or so the saying goes. According to Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Braxton Berrios “Losing magnifies everything…Winning seems to mask things.”

Friday’s upset loss to Pittsburgh by the Miami Hurricanes to end their 15 game winning streak is causing overreacting by much of the fanbase. A lot of the Hurricanes faults were ignored during what has been an incredible season and Friday’s loss to the Panthers has caused an overreaction of why the offense was so stagnant most of the day.

Malik Rosier had his worst game as a starter and the Miami Hurricanes running game couldn’t get anything going all day. Miami had trouble running the ball during a four-game losing streak in 2016. They also couldn’t get a ground game going earlier this season against North Carolina.

Rosier has struggled with accuracy issues all season. Today was the fourth game this season that his completion percentage was below 50 percent. Big plays and second half comebacks have been able to mask that.

The running game has also struggled with consistency this season. Travis Homer had five carries for six yards in the first half during last week’s win over Virginia. He finished with 17 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown.

Friday’s loss to Pittsburgh was the third game this season the Miami Hurricanes failed to rush for over 100 yards. Miami ran for 45 yards on 23 carries in Friday’s loss. Earlier this season, the Hurricanes had 83 yards on 29 carries in the last second win over Florida State and 59 yards on 32 carries against North Carolina.